香港學生赴英攻讀法律學位指南

「法律系」一直是香港熱門的大學專業,法律專業資格亦是職場的「鐵飯碗」,保證未來擁有一份體面的工作。然而,本地三所大學所提供的法律學位名額有限,競爭十分激烈,成為同學口中所說的「神科」,令到不少對法律充滿熱誠的學生卻步。

香港作為英國曾經的殖民地,兩地的法律學位基礎相當接近,因此在眾多升學國家之中,學生會首選到英國修讀法律學。

申請法律學位需要哪些學術要求?

嚴格來說,沒有特定的必修科目,這意味着您可以自由選擇您喜歡的科目。

  • 少數特定大學要求「英語需為必修科目」,有些大學則要求學生至少要從「首選科目」的列表中選擇兩個科目。這些科目通常包括較具學術性的選項,例如歷史、地理、數學、外語和科學
  • 某些大學並不考慮通識教育或批判性思維的科目(如藝術和體育)

請務必查看志願大學的個別入學要求,以確保萬無一失。

其他入學要求

除了考試科目,對於國際學生而言,其英語水平相當重要。一些頂尖大學還要求申請人通過 LNAT,即法律全國入學考試。 9 所英國 LNAT 大學中有 8 所是羅素集團大學(除了 SOAS),其中 4 所(King’s College, London、London School of Economics and Political Science、SOAS University of London 和University College London )均位於倫敦。

英國 LNAT 大學:

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of Glasgow
  • King’s College, London (KCL)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • University of Oxford
  • University College London (UCL)
  • SOAS University of London

國際 LNAT 大學:

  • 新加坡社會科學大學 (SUSS),新加坡
  • 西班牙 IE 法學院

什麼是 LNAT 考試?

LNAT 即是法學院的入學考試,強調批判性思考能力,考試不側重於內容記憶。若能獲取佳績便可以進入一些享負盛名的英國大學(許多大學已將 LNAT 列為入學要求),少數海外大學也將 LNAT 列為入學要求。

LNAT主要評估您的:

  • 口頭推理能力
  • 理解和解釋資訊的能力
  • 歸納和演繹推理能力
  • 分析資訊和推論的能力

為什麼有些大學會要求 LNAT?

大學會參考學生在 LNAT 考試中的成績來決定錄取名額,如果申請人背景大致相似,那學校便會把重點放在申請人現有的資格,例如比較 IB 成績和 A Levels 成績。即使一些大學(如牛津和劍橋)仍會進行面試程序,LNAT仍極具參考價值。

LNAT 考試持續多久?

LNAT 考試需時 2 小時 15 分鐘,並分為兩個部分:

Part A:42 條多項選擇題,類似駕駛理論測試,計入您的最終 LNAT 分數。 這些問題是基於 12 個論證段落,每個段落有 3 到 4 個多項選擇題,限時95分鐘內完成。

Part B:作文題目3選1, 內容將涵蓋一系列主題,建議日常多了解時事以獲取寫作靈感,限時40分鐘內完成。

LNAT需要考取多少分?

Part A將反映您的 LNAT 最終分數,而且您亦不會收到Part B的正式分數。

去年的平均分數大約為 22,但要注意的是,被錄取進入 LNAT大學考生的分數比平均分還要高得多(例如,G5 26; 牛津大學接近 27/28)。

如何培養成為律師的關鍵技能

想成為律師,除了要有優秀的成績,培養關鍵的專業技能也至關重要。以下是您現在就可以開始實踐的方法:

1. 選擇合適的學科

即使您申請的大學沒有指定必修的 A-levels 科目,但精心選擇 GCSE 和 A-levels 的科目將有助您在高中階段就開始磨練未來職業所需的技能。

例如,英語可以提升書面表達能力,數學可以鍛煉問題解決能力,歷史可以增進研究技巧。在選科之前,不妨想想自己想加強哪些方面的能力。

2. 積極參與課外活動

課外活動是培養關鍵技能和展示主動性的絕佳途徑,加入校隊可以提升團隊合作能力;參加辯論比賽可以幫助掌握公開演講的技巧;管理社團則可以鍛煉組織能力,探索學校和當地社區提供的各種活動吧!

3. 志願服務

志願服務不僅可以培養同情心和融入當地社區,還可以展示主動性、組織能力和可靠性,並且可以在申請和面試中成為您的一大亮點,若是與法律相關的志願服務就更佳!

✨額外Tips:

  • 多閱讀法律相關的書籍和文章
  • 參加模擬法庭或法律研討會等活動
  • 與執業律師交談,了解他們的日常工作和經驗

想申請法律學位?你現在可以做什麼準備?

夢想踏入法律領域?做好準備是關鍵!法律是個龐雜且嚴謹的專業,必需提前深入了解:

1. 做足功課

法律世界複雜多樣,深入研究能讓您對職業生涯有更清晰的認知。除了閱讀我們的文章,以下的資源也很值得參考,可以幫助您獲得更多法律知識和信息,也可以把這些資訊寫進Personal Statement的內容,增加說服力。

  • The Law Society
  • The Bar Council
  • Prospects Careers fairs
  • University websites
  • Law firm websites
  • 法律新聞和評論
  • 法律教科書和論文

2. 努力學習

法律是個熱門且競爭激烈的領域,每一個階段都需要優秀的學業成績,必須努力學習、爭取頂尖成績,才能在未來脫穎而出!Ascent Prep 的Knowledge Building 課程可以提升學生對學科的認識,有效針對個人能力及協助應付面試。

3. 充分利用課外活動

課外活動是獲取知識和經驗的好機會,參與校內和校外的各種活動,都能培養與法律相關的重要技能。

4. 提升關鍵技能

專注於培養法律專業所需的核心技能,參與課外活動或找份兼職工作都是很好的開始。

以下是一些與法律相關的關鍵技能:

  • 批判性思維:能夠分析複雜的信息,並提出有理有據的論點。
  • 研究能力:能夠有效地查找和使用法律信息。
  • 書面和口頭表達能力:能夠清晰簡潔地表達自己的想法。
  • 問題解決能力:能夠識別和解決問題。
  • 團隊合作能力:能夠與他人有效地合作。
  • 時間管理能力:能夠有效地管理自己的時間和工作量。
  • 職業道德:能夠遵守相應的道德標準。

培養這些技能需要時間和努力,但如果您有決心和毅力,請及早開始準備,那麼您便能在法律領域取得成功。

延伸閱讀:

【英國 Health Science】實習對申請的重要性

提高UCAT分數,贏得醫學院Offer的關鍵步驟

【英國G5大學】 : G5大學及專科申請全攻略

Related Articles & Topics

【澳洲中學】AEAS考試全攻略
說起英語水平測試,相信大家最耳熟能詳的有IELTS、TOEFL、TOEIC等。但如果有意讓小朋友到澳洲升學,就必須要了解與「AEAS考試」相關的事宜。 關於AEAS  AEAS是專為打算到澳洲修讀中小學的海外學生而設計的綜合測驗。自 1985 年以來,AEAS 一直是評估國際學生水平的標準,在澳洲墨爾本、中國北京和香港均設有分部。 AEAS提供一系列服務,包括考試、模擬考試、備試課程、市場營銷和各種與應試相關的活動。近 40 年來,AEAS憑藉可靠、準確、有效和嚴密的現場考試服務,贏得了澳洲各學校的信賴,致力為應考學生提供高品質的評估體驗。 AEAS與所有利益相關者 (學校、教育機構、政府、家庭和學生) 建立了牢固的合作關係,共同促進國際教育的發展。 為什麼要考AEAS? 什麼時候考?  注意:學生於三個月內不可重考 AEAS 教育評審測驗的範圍包括 學生將根據他們的年齡及報讀年級進行測驗,例如現正修讀Year 9的學生,將參加Years 10-12的英語測驗;而準備申請明年Year 10的學生,將參加Year 10的數學和綜合能力測驗。AEAS考試不設「Pass or Fail」的評分結果,旨在準確地反映學生能否應付全英語學習環境的能力。 英語水平 考試內容 - 準備報讀Years 10-12 考試內容 - 準備報讀Years 7-9(形式與Years 10-12相近) 考試內容 - 準備報讀Years 4-6 (形式與Years 7-9相近) 數學推理能力 測驗以選擇題形式進行,需時45分鐘。考卷根據不同年級而設,旨在評估學生的數學推理能力。 測驗期間,學生可使用計算機和印刷版字典,現場嚴禁使用手提電話及其他電子設備。(註:計算機和字典不適用於英語水平測驗,故學生必須將這些物品存放於考試場外。) 非文字綜合能力 測驗以選擇題形式進行,測驗需時30分鐘,旨在評估學生的綜合能力水平,測驗分數準確地反映學生的智力水平。 報名手績 除了澳洲,AEAS評審測驗已於全球超過25個國家舉行,包括中國、香港、印尼、日  本、韓國、馬來西亞、新加坡、台灣、泰國和越南等地。測驗中心名單詳見https://www.aeas.com.au/how-to-register/。 考試當日應備物品 AEAS評估報告 AEAS教育評審測驗報告提供以下資料: 學校在審批申請時,將參考報告提供的英語先修課程建議指引,以擬定學生的入學日期,以便他們有充足的時間來強化英語能力,順利融入英語學習環境。校方亦可要求學生在開課前重考,確保他們已達標。 AEAS教育評審測驗報告由AEAS澳洲總辦事處撰寫後發送給: AEAS教育評審測驗報告有效地提供以下優點: 不同學校對英語水平的要求 延伸閱讀: 【英國寄宿中學】UKiset & CAT4 考試全攻略 提升獲牛津、劍橋及G5大學錄取機會的關鍵 香港學生赴英攻讀法律學位指南
【英國寄宿中學】UKiset & CAT4 考試全攻略
英國入學考試是申請英國寄宿學校的第一步,UKiset和CAT4等入學考試則是大家經常聽到的測驗。然而,兩者有什麼分別?學生又是否必需報考這兩個考試?以下是這兩個考試的詳細介紹。 UKiset UKiset (UK Independent Schools’ Entry Test) ,是英國私立寄宿學校專為9至18歲的海外學生而設計的入學測試,主要用來評估申請人的英語水平和學術能力。 目前有過百所英國私立學校將UKiset作為篩選學生 (pre- screening)的首要標準,並作為學生申請英國寄宿學校的第一關。部份寄宿學校甚至會因申請人的UKiset成績優異而直接取錄,豁免入學試 (CAT4)及面試的入學要求。 UKiset是一個約2至2.5小時的電腦測試,成績有效期為一年,主要分為三個部分: 測試 考試內容 限時 Reasoning(推理)  ·       文字邏輯推理·       圖表推理·       數字推理  90分鐘 Cambridge English Test (劍橋英語考試)  ·       閱讀·       聆聽·       英語運用 (詞彙、拼寫及語法)  30分鐘 English Essay Writing (英文寫作)  評估學生的書面英語表達和語文技巧的能力,字數要求根據年齡而有所不同:9-11歲:最少100-150字12-15歲:最少200-250字16-18歲:最少300-350字  30分鐘 UKiset成績計算方式 UKiset與其他考試有所不同,考試題目會根據學生答題的準確度進行調整。舉例,如果學生持續答對題目,後續題目會變得更難,相應地分數也會較高。 UKiset注意事項 CAT4 CAT4(Cognitive Abilities Test)入學試是大部分英國學校的指定入學試,包括寄宿學校、私立學校和部分公立學校,主要針對6至17歲的學生,用於評估學生的認知能力、思考能力和學習潛力。 測試內容主要分為四個範疇:語言測試(Verbal Reasoning)、數學測試(Quantitative Reasoning)、非語言測試(Non-Verbal Reasoning)和空間推理測試(Spatial Reasoning)。題目會以選擇題形式呈現,有關詳細的測試內容可以參考以下資訊: 測試內容 考試內容 限時 語言測試(Verbal Reasoning)   評估語言和文字方面的能力·      詞彙理解·      同義詞·      反義詞·      關聯詞 45分鐘 數學測試(Quantitative Reasoning)  數學和數量推理方面的能力·      數字操作·      數學問題·      數量關係 45分鐘 非語言測試(Non-Verbal Reasoning)  圖像和圖形推理方面的能力·      圖像和圖形推理·      圖形類比、模式識別、空間關係 45分鐘 空間推理測試(Spatial Reasoning)  空間感知和推理方面的能力·      圖像旋轉·      圖像組合·      圖像投影 45分鐘 CAT4注意事項 CAT4模擬試題 語言測試(Verbal Reasoning) 數學測試(Quantitative Reasoning) 非語言測試(Non-Verbal Reasoning) 空間推理測試(Spatial Reasoning) 延伸閱讀: 提升獲牛津、劍橋及G5大學錄取機會的關鍵 香港學生赴英攻讀法律學位指南 【英國 Health Science】實習對申請的重要性
提升獲牛津、劍橋及G5大學錄取機會的關鍵
以下是Oxbridge過往的面試問題,您知道答案嗎? “Why do many animals have stripes?” “Do bankers deserve the pay they receive?”“How important is social interaction in language acquisition?” “Is it ever morally right to kill someone?” 沒有額外的學術課堂加以鍛鍊,一般都很難回答牛劍的面試問題。 要獲得牛津、劍橋及其他英國G5大學的錄取,發展獨特的思維模式至關重要。如果沒有事先接觸這些充滿挑戰性的面試問題,您可能會感到困惑。在這種情況下,Knowledge Building便能派上用場,這種方法能夠加深和擴充與學科相關的知識,為有志之士提供競爭優勢。 Ascent Prep 的 Knowledge Building 三大優勢 1. 訓練學生牛津、劍橋的思維模式 牛劍的面試問題艱深,不會問學生已理解的知識,而是需要學生利用既有知識推敲答案。牛劍重視學生的思路軌跡和思考過程,而並非具體答案。Knowledge Building 所學就是超越中學程度的super-curricular,將會在牛津、劍橋,或是其他G5大學的面試中大派用場。 2. 協助學生選擇合適學科 大學開辦的學科如法律系、物理治療、醫科、工程學等等,大多數學生都未曾在中學階段時有所接觸,因此未必真的了解這些科目到底是學什麼、會否適合自己。 舉例,如果數學成績出眾,應該報讀牛劍的數學系還是物理系呢?Knowledge Building 可協助您深入了解各個學科的知識層面,助您精準確立大學選科目標。 3. 協助學生撰寫深入探討學術議題的Personal Statement 一般學生會在 Personal Statement 解釋為什麼喜歡所選的學科、有什麼過人之處等,但牛劍或其他G5大學不僅僅要求這些,而是期望學生能帶出與學科相關、強烈深入、並具個人見解的學術探討,需要閱讀學術書籍及資料搜集配合完成,而這些正正能從Knowledge Building中,掌握相關主題與學術概念。 Knowledge Building 如何提升面試質素? 以下挑選了兩條過往牛劍的面試問題,由Ascent Prep牛劍背景的導師示範建議答案,以供參考。 Question 1: Do bankers deserve the pay they receive? Suggested Answer Approach: A simple answer might be that since banks are generally private firms and workers are free to work where they wish, then the pay they receive is just the outcome of a competitive labour market. In this story, bankers earn a lot because they are very skilled and have rare talents. It is hard to see a reason for government intervention in this case – though on equity grounds one may want to have a progressive income tax system that redistributes some of this income. Note: A good candidate would wonder why it is that seemingly equivalently talented people can get paid so much more in banking than in other occupations. Do we really […]
Latest Events & Workshops

Non-JUPAS Admission Guide to HKU and CUHK Medical Schools

18 May 2024
8/F, Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Road Central, Central
University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Medical Schools are renowned for their rigorous academic standards and clinical training. They have nurtured countless medical professionals in Hong Kong for years and have long been ranked among the top universities internationally. The Non-JUPAS application deadline of Med schools in Hong Kong is usually around mid-November. If you are interested in medicine, sign up for this free seminar now! Our tutor with HKU medical school background and professional education consultant will share their insights in application strategies to help you embark on your medical school journey! Tutor shares preparation strategies to increase admission chances Beata Wong, a professional tutor at Ascent Prep, a personalised tutoring centre under Beacon Group, will share the Non-JUPAS application process and key factors for admission. This includes how to demonstrate your unique qualities and experiences through Personal Statement, how to confidently answer questions in interviews and more. Gain experience directly from our tutor and increase your opportunity in application success! Beata studied high school Hong Kong and A-Level in UK. She obtained excellent results of 4A* and returned to Hong […]

Mock UCAT & Interview Exams Workshop

27 April 2024
8/F, Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Road Central, Central
Applying medical and dental programs in the UK and Australia is definitely a challenging process. It not only requires excellent academic performance and good interview skills, UCAT (UK) or UCAT ANZ (Australia) result is also required. We have prepared a UCAT mock exam (1 hour) and a 15-minute interview guided by medical tutors for students who intend to apply for medical programs in 2025/2026. Don’t miss the opportunity, register now!

Second Round Non-Jupas Application: How to write a Personal Statement that works for UCAS & Non-Jupas?

3 February 2024
8/F, Chinachem Tower, 34-37 Connaught Road Central, Central
Ascent prep will analyse Non-Jupas application procedures & required documents, enhance the admission chance & the most important - how can we write only 1 Personal Statement but applicable for both UCAS & Non-Jupas application ?

Ready to Hear Success Stories? See Why Ascent Prep is a Student Favourite!

Find out what our customers say ...
Jessie C.
Desire Subject Physiotherapy
Programme Medicine and Allied Health Professions Admissions Preparation Course
Hours Attended 20

From a young age, Jessie was passionate about sports, especially football and competitive jump roping. An injury during a jump roping competition that required physical therapy piqued her interest in the profession. Jessie chose Biology and Chemistry as her subjects, and her predicted DSE scores met the entry requirements. However, she had doubts about her suitability due to her petite stature and introverted nature, fearing these could be obstacles to becoming a physical therapist. Despite Jessie's excellent grades, her father was also concerned about her career choice, worrying that Jessie was blindly following a trend without truly considering her interests and abilities, as choosing this field would mean committing to a career as a physical therapist.

Our education consultant recommended the shadowing program by Ascent Prep, the only official preparation program recognized by AEAS, offering students clinical internship experiences and professional mentorship. Seeing it as an opportunity to resolve her doubts and increase her chances of being admitted to higher-ranking universities, her father enrolled her in the program.

During the shadowing process, she gained in-depth knowledge of a physical therapist's daily duties, including assessing patients, developing treatment plans, and guiding patients through rehabilitation exercises. Though challenging, she found the work meaningful. Throughout this period, Jessie had the opportunity to ask many questions, particularly about her concerns. After completing the shadowing program, her determination to become a physical therapist was strengthened.

When preparing her personal statement, Jessie tried writing it herself but felt it lacked persuasiveness. With her tutor's guidance, she realized many areas needed improvement. The tutor helped her reorganize her experiences volunteering in physical therapy, highlighting her passion and dedication to the field. During interview training, she learned how to showcase her strengths and effectively answer the interviewer's questions. For example, Ascent Prep tutors taught students how to answer common situational questions, such as:

  • What do you think are the basic professional ethics for a physical therapist?
  • How do you view the relationship between physical therapists and their patients?
  • How would you handle conflicts of interest with patients?

Ascent Prep tutors prepared students for these ethical questions and situational challenges to test their problem-solving abilities, such as:

  • How would you deal with a patient unwilling to cooperate with treatment?
  • How would you respond to an emergency during treatment?
  • How do you collaborate with other healthcare professionals?

Ultimately, with Ascent Prep's assistance, Jessie was accepted into the Physical Therapy program at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also received offers from the University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Brunel University, and the University of Salford in the UK. Among these options, she chose the University of Birmingham and was awarded a scholarship for her outstanding performance.

This journey highlights the value of Ascent Prep, offering practical clinical experiences and professional guidance, enabling students to not only improve academically but also to find their direction in their future career paths.

Read MoreRead Less
Sophie F.
Desire Subject Architecture
Programme Portfolio Guidance
Hours Attended 10

Sophie is a high school student from Hong Kong who has been passionate about architecture since she was young. She excelled academically and actively participated in various architecture-related activities, such as architectural model competitions and visits. However, as the time for further education approached, Sophie began to feel somewhat lost, due to her very high standards for herself. She knew that to gain admission into architecture programs at prestigious universities like Cambridge or UCL, she needed not only excellent academic grades but also well-rounded abilities and creativity.

By chance, Sophie attended a lecture by Ascent Prep, where the instructors shared their experiences in helping students gain admission to top universities. Ascent Prep introduced her to a mentor who was studying architecture at Cambridge. The mentorship and classes were designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter and encouraged Sophie to think critically about the core of architectural studies, enriching her personal statement with diverse elements. In these classes, Sophie learned about architectural history, theory, and design. Her tutor explained complex concepts in an engaging way, making it easy for Sophie to understand.

For instance, during a mock interview, Sophie encountered a challenging question: "What do you think are the professional ethics of an architect?" She had never considered this question before, but with her tutor's guidance, she was able to articulate a well-thought-out answer, boosting her confidence for the actual interview.

The art portfolio is a critical component of university applications, and Sophie's tutor helped her create a portfolio that was both deep and creative. The tutor meticulously guided her through the selection and arrangement of her works, covering her academic research, practical experience, and personal interests. Under the tutor's guidance, Sophie revised her portfolio multiple times, resulting in an impressive collection of work.

Sophie's efforts were rewarded when she was accepted into the Architecture program at the University of Cambridge. Her portfolio showcased her unique understanding of architecture, including a sustainable design proposal that received high praise from her tutor. Moreover, Sophie performed excellently in her university interviews, demonstrating her academic abilities and personal charm.

Sophie's success story is a testament to the effectiveness of the Ascent Prep program, which is dedicated to helping students realize their potential and achieve success in their educational pursuits.

Read MoreRead Less
Andy M.
Desire Subject AEAS
Programme Official AEAS Test Preparation Course
Hours Attended 30

Andy attended a local Hong Kong secondary school. Despite having average grades at school, he has always been afraid of English, to the point of hesitating to speak it. Andy is a typical slow starter; when under pressure, he easily feels overwhelmed. This became even more evident after he took the AEAS test unprepared, resulting in scores far below expectations. The AEAS report recommended Andy to undertake an English course for 20-30 weeks, and the substantial cost of attending a 30-week language course in Australia, including tuition, accommodation, and student insurance, caused considerable concern for his parents. Not only were they considering the dual factors of time and finances, but they also hoped that Andy could have more opportunities to apply to his desired schools. That's when they found us, the only official preparatory course institution recognized by AEAS. In the 1-on-1 courses at Ascent Prep, students receive meticulous instruction from teachers and consultants, improving their English skills and gradually overcoming their fear of English. To the parents' surprise, the child performed excellently in the AEAS test. By achieving good results in Hong Kong, the AEAS report reduced the required language class from 30 weeks to just 4 weeks before entering mainstream schools in Australia. This not only saved money but also allowed the child to integrate into the Australian mainstream education system sooner.

Read MoreRead Less
Member of Beacon Group
Top crossarrow-right